Developing and Administering a Child Care Center / Edition 3

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A popular bestseller, this practical and indispensable book contains everything you need to know about planning, setting-up, and running a child care center. The standard in its field for over fifteen years, Developing and Administering a Child Care Center has been updated to include expanded coverage of child care center start-up, special needs learners, accreditation, and much more. Written by experienced administrators and educators, this new edition is essential for students as well as practicing directors. Look for These New Features: updated chapters on finance and funding cover the complex funding issues facing child care centers today, all-new interviews with practicing directors provide important information from professionals in the community about what present and future directors need to know, updated and expanded information on dealing with special needs learners applies current research to practice, and numerous sample forms and working papers provide a ready resource of essential information.

Deals w/developing interpersonal relationships/assessing community need/staffing & equipping the center/food mgmt/etc

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This textbook introduces students in early childhood education to the administrative duties of starting a child care center and developing ongoing programs. Sample policies, budgets, job descriptions, checklists, and letters are provided. The fifth edition incorporates coverage of director credentialling, staff turnover, employer- sponsored care, and software selection. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827358737
  • Publisher: Cengage Delmar Learning
  • Publication date: 11/28/1994
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.97 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Developing Interpersonal Relationships 1
Ch. 2 Assessing Community Need and Establishing a Program 11
Ch. 3 Licensing and Certifying 29
Ch. 4 Establishing and Working with a Board 47
Ch. 5 Handling Financial Matters 75
Ch. 6 Funding the Program 99
Ch. 7 Developing a Center Facility 123
Ch. 8 Equipping the Center 163
Ch. 9 Staffing the Center 191
Ch. 10 Publicizing the Center and Selecting the Children 281
Ch. 11 Grouping and Enrolling the Children 293
Ch. 12 Managing the Food and the Health and Safety Programs 321
Ch. 13 Evaluating Center Components 347
Ch. 14 Providing for Personal and Professional Staff Development 373
Ch. 15 Working with Parents, Volunteers, and the Community 391
Ch. 16 The Working Director 471
Appendix A Partial List: Sources of Early Childhood Materials, Equipment and Supplies 489
Appendix B Partial List: Professional Organizations and Information Sources 491
Appendix C Partial List: Early Childhood Periodicals and Media 495
Director's Library 497
Index 503
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